... Can smoking right before a PFT alter the DLCO test? ... (2 replies)
... i haven't posted on a forum in years but i'm more than a bit concerned about a mass that was found on my upper right lobe after a cat scan was ordered because a "bronchitis" infection would not clear after 3 rounds of antibiotics and a month of sickness. ... (0 replies)
... Your welcome. Yes I KNOW all to well what we can find on the internet. I researched lung cancer extensivley myself when mine was found. ... (16 replies)
... sure the nodule on his lung is infection caused. ... (11 replies)
... utting the info away, he came across something unusual. He called my friend and told hi they saw a spot or a mass on his left lung, and also POSSIBLY a spot or a mass on the right side of his throat, but couldnt be sure about that one since the xray didnt show his throat too well. ... (11 replies)
... well not greatest news he said the 3 small ones that were 3 mm have grown one is 5 cm and one is 8 cm and other is almost 12 cm he said i have pnomonia right now that has to clear up and go for repeat cat scan than if thats clear go for a pet test. ... (12 replies)
... This is on behalf of someone else, not me. ... (0 replies)
... I was told that the spot on my lung was most likely cancer, due to the fact that I was a heavy smoker, but a needle biopsy proved it to be a lung infection, myobacterium avium, MAC, for short. So, as for your father, it could indeed be just a fungal infection. ... (2 replies)
... I recently went through a thoracotomy on my right lung to remove a large benign mass. The surgery went according to plan and I am now in the recovery stage back at home. ... (1 replies)
... I just had a sprial chest Ct scan looking for a pulmonary embolis. That was ok but they found a "fluid filled" mass on the right lung. The report states can not rule out cancer. I was to have a ultrasound guided biopsy to check it out. ... (4 replies)
... d to you when you had posted when things were in question, but my journey was very similar to yours. At the age of 43 I went through the same with a nodule in my right upper lobe. They did CT scans every three months and on the 6th month it tripled in size and became "spiculated".... ... (7 replies)
... Im sorry I cant offer no information on the sternotomy. I did have a open thorocatomy, and its a pretty painful surgery. ... (16 replies)
... hi again,
has anyone here undergone a sternotomy with thoracotomy? I'm scared and would like to hear your recovery experience and all of that.
They mentioned he'll be placed on the heart/lung bypass machine which has me really freaked out.
Any info, suggestions, encouragement, etc. will be greatly appreciated Thank you!
UPDATE: They've now sprung up another thing,... (16 replies)
... I thought I should come in and give you a quick update on my freakout. ... (16 replies)
... Yes, either way as much of a frightening experience this is, I AM glad that he did find it so we can move on towards working on getting rid of it. ... (16 replies)
... Recently my mother has been on a roller coaster ride of doctors trying to diagnose a mass in her lungs. It started when she had pneumonia and coughed up blood. ... (8 replies)
... date research on the particular cancer your mom has. It will allow you to converse intelligently with her doctors... ... (2 replies)
... Hey there, his appointment didnt reveal much for us. Hie Doc is sending for his original xrays, and they did a physical. Everything cam through ok, except his blood pressure was high, so they might look a little closer at his heart to.
Its getting irritating to me that it is taking SO long. His original xray was in January, and its almost May and I know there was a delay... (11 replies)
... rayt hat showed a mass,,,, she sent me for a cat scan that showed the mass to be a 7.5X5. ... (1 replies)
... Regarding cyst. I have scattered nodules, different sizes all through my lungs, I have fluid cysts and cysts mass pretty big size. I was told since nothing is growing and under your Pulmonologist watch, its OK. ... (1 replies)